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One of the most enjoyable parts of digitizing archival material is knowing that quirky little pieces of the past will be easily accessible to a wide audience. One of the most depressing parts of digitizing archival material is knowing that some gems may remain accessible only to onsite researchers.

But Othmeralia to the rescue! This photocopy of a printout of a web page from 1995 does not come anywhere close to meeting our criteria for digitization and inclusion in our digital repository. It does, however, meet my personal criteria for quick smartphone shots and hastily-drafted Tumblr posts.

And so I present you J. Sass’s account of the history of the Irvine facility of Beckman Instruments. It is a gripping drama involving biotechnology research, corporate amnesia, commute management, a battle for ISO-9000 compliance, and goats.

(Seriously, whatever happened to the goats? Are they still out there, roaming the coast of Southern California?)

A Really Long List of Recommended Music

I have been asked in the past to recommend Video Game OSTs, Movie OSTs, et cetera so I decided to make a huge masterpost of the songs I listen to when trying to study/relax/et cetera.

About This List:

It contains exactly 193 songs of varying background/styles. The vast majority of them are from video games and are thusly classical/orchestral. A few of them contain lyrics, some are 8-bit, some are a bit more techno. My goal was to provide a wide variety of songs that many may not know about.

I have included the composers, but not where the song is featured, simply because:
a) the video linked will include it’s source 
b) I didn’t want to make the list any more ridiculously long than it is. 

Please let me know if any of the links are broken!!!

The YouTube Playlist

Dedicated to: @pathfindersara <3 <3


Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 - Samuel Barber
The Adventure Begins - Christopher Héral
Alas, The Dragon Shall Break - Brad Derrick
Alexius - Trevor Morris
All of My Birds - Jessica Curry
Almost Home - Thomas Newman
“American” Suite in A Major, Op. 98b, B 190: II. Allegro - Antonín Dvorák
“American” Suite in A Major, Op. 98b, B 190: Moderato
-  Antonín Dvorák
“American” Suite in A Major, Op. 98b, B 190: V. Allegro -  Antonín Dvorák
Apotheosis - Austin Wintory
Aragami - Two Feathers
The Arc - Dynamedion
Atonement - Austin Wintory
Aurora - Jeremy Soule
Aurora - Jessica Curry
Aztec Theme - Roland Rizzo

Baba Yetu - Christopher Tin
Balaenoptera Musculus - Austin Wintory
Ballad of the Goddess -  Hajime Wakai & Takeshi Hama
Balmorra - Multiple Composers
Barrow Hills - Tilman Sillescu
Betus Blues - Danny Baranowsky
Bicameral Mind - Ramin Djawadi
Bóg Się Rodzi - Geoff Knorr
Bohemian Street Jam - Jerry Martin
Born Unto Trouble - Bill Elm & Woody Jackson
Bowerstone - Russel Shaw
Brazil Medieval Theme - Geoff Knorr
The British Empire - Brian Tyler
Bundle of Joy - Michael Giacchino
A Bunny Can Go Savage - Michael Giacchino
Business Office - Jarred-Emerson Johnson

Can O’ Salt - Danny Baranowsky
Caranx Ignobilis - Austin Wintory
Carnival of the Animals, Finale -  Camille Saint-Saëns
Carnival Overture -
Antonín Dvorák
Carry Me Back to Her Arms - Jessica Curry
Chapter 6 Menus - Danny Baranowsky
Time’s Scar -  Yasunori Mitsuda
The Citadel -
Richard Jacques & Jack Wall
City of Jerusalem - Jesper Kyd
City of Rome - Jesper Kyd
Civil (Explore) - Ben Prunty
Colette Shows Him Le Ropes - Michael Giacchino
Comrades in Arms - Brad Derrick
Corprate Ruins - Inon Zur
Czech Suite, Op. 39- V Finale -  Antonín Dvorák

The Dalish - Inon Zur
The Dalish Encampment - Inon Zur
Dancers on a String - Garry Schyman
The Dark World - Arata Iiyoshi
Darla Filth Offramp - Thomas Newman <- one of my favorite songs ever
Dead End Alley - Bill Elm & Woody Jackson
Delphinus Delphis - Austin Wintory
Detroit City Ambient - Michael McCann
Devil N’ Bass - Danny Baranowsky
Dragon Age Inquisition Theme - Trevor Morris

An Early Harvest - Jessica Curry
Edge & Flight - Solar Fields
Elizabeth - Garry Schyman
Elves at the Mercy of Men - Inon Zur
Enchanted Forest Pursuit - Christopher Héral
Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears and Fears, arranged by Scott Bradlee  
Evil Reawakened - Russel Brower & Glen Stafford
Exit Music (For a Film) - Ramin Djawadi
Ezio’s Family - Jesper Kyd

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This is an older story from over a year ago, but to this day it’s the customer interaction that bothers me the most.
I work at a fabric and craft store. (The one with they green logo.) At this point I had worked there for 3 months. It was the saturday after black friday and our sales ran from tuesday thru saturday. I had done the opening shift every day and I was really exhausted with sales and Christmas and everything in general.
Now, we accept competitor coupons. I don’t know exsactly why, since they are almost the exsact same as ours every time. But, when we do our coupon restrictions apply not the competitors. The sale of the day was 50% off all of our children’s craft and toys. They were black friday doorbusters and never ever work with coupons.
When this lady comes up to my register, she has darn near two carts of the kids stuff. It takes forever to scan and bag everything and the whole time she’s talking to her mother complaining about everything under the sun. I finish scanning everything and she hands me a competitor coupon. It’s 25% percent of your total purchase. We were running the exsact same coupon but she thought since it was a competitor coupon she could get around the doorbusters restriction. I explain the policy to her and she argues with me a little but I just keep telling her there is absolutely nothing I can do. Eventually she pulls the “Can I speak to your manager” line and I call her over. Since it is during a black friday sale it takes my MOD a while to get over there and the whole time I’m shuffling my feet and listing to this woman complain to her mother about how rediculous this is.
When my manager gets there she asks me what the problem is. I say it as straight forward as I can, “She has competitor coupon and I explained to her the policy on doorbusters but she would like to speak to you.” My manager then proceeds to tell her the exsact same thing I just told her. But she takes it all civilly and just threatens “Well I can’t get half of these then.” My manager says that’s alright and the lady starts handing stuff to me to void. At the time I didn’t know you could scan things to void them so I was finding each items barcode and removing it. This process takes a long time. My manager leaves and as soon as she is out of earshot the lady says (in the most snarky tone I’ve ever heard), “I want you to know you’re exceedingly rude.” And starts going on and on about how I could have explained things to the MOD better and how rediculous she finds the coupon policy. This how time I’m getting flustered trying to find the void items and stressing about the huge line. I’m trying not to listen to her about how unkind I am but suddenly she starts telling me how I’m ruining her children’s Christmas. And I’m so tired from the rest of the week I start feeling stressed. The customer continues to get angrier until eventually she demands to speak to my manager again.
I call her back over and she tells my manger that she was also rude, even though I watched her be nothing but polite. Afterwords she proceeds to tell my manger that I am a terrible employee. She criticizes everything about me. She talks about how rude I supposibly am and that I’m not qualified to work there and how I should be reprimanded if not fired. Eventually the MOD asks if she would like to speak to the store manager and wanders off to find her. The customer then turns to me and instead of telling me how I’m a bad employee she starts to tell me how I’m a terrible person in general. She says she has no idea how I got the job in the first place and how she is going report everything to corprate, especially me, and get me fired. She tells me how appalled she is that I dare ruin her kids Christmas when she is struggling with money. How I should feel sorry for what I’ve done to her. I’m still trying to void items and I’m so tired and flustered that I start to tear up. I’m trying my best to hide it as this woman basicly yells in my face.
Eventually my store manager makes it over and the customer starts telling her about how terrible I am before she looks over at me trying to hide the fact I’m starting to bawl. She puts her hand on my shoulder and tells I should got sit down in the back. I stumble towards the back of the store. Customers start to approach me to ask me questions but as soon as they see I’m crying they turn around. And I spend a good 10 minutes trying to calm down in the break room. At this point I’m so convinced they are gonna fire me because of what the customer said and how I started crying.
Eventually my store manager comes back and tells me not to take it so personally. But I never would have had I not been so tired from the black friday hours.
That customer still comes in from time to time and I will literally to anything to avoid being her cashier. I just can’t look at her without picturing everything she said about me.

LET’S ALL GIVE A BIG “SCREW YOU” TO MATHEMATICS, THIS QUESTION IN PARTICULAR.

DON’T TELL ME THIS IS WRONG YOU FUCKING CAPITALIST. I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT THIS IS ALL SOME BIG CORPRATE LIE TO KILL MY SPIRIT. WELL NOT TODAY SATAN!

I HAD TO GOOGLE THIS SHIT. TURNS OUT: THERE ARE ENTIRE FUCKING RELIGIONS BASED OFF OF THE STUPIDITY OF THIS QUESTION IN PARTICULAR.

THE WHOLE PREMISE IS THAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE “-(-5)” AND TURN IT INTO POSITIVE BEFORE PROCEEDING, AND NOT AFTERWARDS.

THATS RIGHT: A F T E R W A R D S

WELL HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU! TAKE YOUR KIDS, TAKE YOUR WIFE, AND MOVE THEM TO THE WILDERNESS BECAUSE IF I SEE A LICK OF MATH IN YOUR HOME, I WILL SHOVE MY PROTRACTOR SO FAR UP YOUR UGLY ASS WE CAN MEASURE THE ANGLE OF YOUR GAG REFLEX. SO LONG YOU SILLY SADASSES, I’M GIVING UP MY HONOUR ROLE IDEALS TO LIVE SOME NILLY WILLY SHIT ON THE FRONT STEP OF THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING, WHERE I’LL PULL A BUDDHA AND SIT ON THAT CRACK ASS STEP UNTIL I AM FUCKING ENLIGHTENED ABOUT HOW THE FUCK WE NEED A SCENTENCE MADE OUT OF LETTERS AND NUMBERS TO DESCRIBE A LINE THAT’S FLATTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER.

PSA TO SJWs who smoke:

stop preaching about morals and ethics to only then take and reblog aesthetic smoking pics. Stop ignoring the fact that you’re endorsing corporations that litetally feed off mentally ill and poor people, along with soldiers all over to world. All they see in mental hospitals and armies is money, not sick people or heroes/soldiers (not saying all are heroes so don’t come at me). They’re feeding off minorites while you sit there trying to fight against politicians or whatever smoking a cig. Endorsing these companies make you part of the problem, not to solution.


So the next time you wanna instruct someone not to go to chick fil a cuz the owner is an ass, or not eat a dorito cuz the corps owner is an ass, or to not do whatever the hell it is- remember that you promote and invest in one of the most damaging and influencial businesses out there- the business of smoking.

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excuse the shitty quality. let’s talk about Eligius Corporation and Gagarin.

In the 4x01, “Echoes,”on a screen behind Raven, we see an article entitled “Contact Lost with Astroid Mining Penal Colony.”

Later in the season, in “The Tinder Box,” Jackson tells Abby that Becca created the Nightblood serum for the Eligius Corpration (note: Saint Eligius is the patron saint of goldsmiths, other metalworkers, and coin collectors) to protect the prisoners from radiation, as they were being put into hypersleep and sent to, we can assume, The Mining Penal Colony.

So the ship we see coming down in the finale, Garagin, is owned by the Eligius Corporation, and is carrying prisoners from the Asteroid Mining Penal Colony.

Considering contact was lost with the Colony, I would not be surprised if it was taken over by the prisoners.

So next season we are going to have hardened, Nightblood criminals, who may or may not have already been to the Ark and kidnapped the Delinquents, landing on the Ground, and Skaikru is now the Grounders.

I AM HYPED!

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I was bored, and I played the crap out of ToonTown Rewritten this weekend. The Cogs always interested me, these buisness minded antagonists who want to crush ToonTown and make it into a corprate wasteland.

They’re pretty much an army, so I thought it’d be neat if they had propaganda posters like the old ones.

Overall, I think this came out okay, I might go back and redo it eventually. There are two versions. One with blank eyes and one with white eyes

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Sleepovers: When the boys are gone the girls kick back at Stark Tower. 

Ilana: You can’t blame a girl for wanting to have fun. 
MJ: I get that- but with Harry AND Peter. 
Gwen: Yeah that’s a little bizarre!
Ilana: Meh, not really, the way I see it is the big corprate guys are like mega kinky- y'know that 50 shades of gray chizz. Plus don’t doubt the thought of Peter and Harry like- together together is pretty interesting. 
MJ: She might have a point  … . . 
Gwen:- I can’t, that is just- 

I think when kids see posts from older people about why capitalism is bad they kinda misinterpret it to mean capitalism in general and declare that the other extreme end of the spectrum has to be better even though that’s not what people mean by those posts at all.

We’re talking about capitalism that doesn’t regulate corprations nearly enough, the kind that America has and people insist to keep because the more open the market is, the better. The ideal in this scenario is laiss farie capitalism, but this has already proven to be a failure in modern society as businesses were kind of out of control and extremely abusive in the late 1800s until worker’s unions came along to protest and change that.

Due to shitty presidents in the past the economic system isn’t nearly regulated as it should be and buissnesses and wealthy individuals have more control over America than the general public, which is bad. Communism is no better because it has always resulted in a political elite that has more power than everyone else. So it’s basically the same thing then unregulated capitalism but quite frankly even worse because the economy doesn’t circulate.

Basically, competition and buissness? That’s fine as long as everyone else is getting a fair amount of income as well and don’t have to be forced into working just to plain fuckin live.

Basically if your 12/16 and learning about these various economic models/systems just now, it can be very easy to simplify it into a black/white issue with no actual grey area in between, which is what people actually want to have. It’s simply a matter of oversimplification of a complex issue and considering how kids are around like 12 to 16 I guess I can understand why they’d misinterpret it so poorly.